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United States / 28-06-2016

New law requires lessons on Holocaust in R.I. public schools

Providence, R.I. - Rhode Island schools will have to teach students about genocide and the Holocaust under a new law signed by the governor.    Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last week that she signed ...

United States / 28-06-2016

Colorado governor signs anti-boycott bill

Colorado governor signs anti-boycott bill

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on March 18 signed a bill requiring the state’s retirement program to divest from companies that boycott Israel, the Denver Business Journal reported.    House Bill 1284, a bipartisan motion sponsored by ...

Britain / 26-06-2016

Student Union in payout over antisemitic abuse

Student Union in payout over antisemitic abuse

The student union at York University in the north of England has become the first in the UK publicly apologized and offer compensation to a Jewish student after he complained ...

United States / 26-06-2016

Newton principal criticized for handling of antisemitism transferred

Newton principal criticized for handling of antisemitism transferred

Brian Turner, the principal of F. A. Day Middle School who admitted he failed to adequately respond to antisemitic incidents this school year, is transferring to become a district administrator.  Turner will become the director of ...

Lithuania / 23-06-2016

Lithuanian mayor dismantles building made from Jewish headstones

Lithuanian mayor dismantles building made from Jewish headstones

The municipality of Vilnius in Lithuania began dismantling a Soviet-era structure made from Jewish headstones.  Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius removed the first stone from the structure housing an electricity and heating generator on Olandų Street ...

Britain / 23-06-2016

Far-right activist charged with harassment of Luciana Berger

Far-right activist charged with harassment of Luciana Berger

Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 23, a far-right activist has been charged with harassing Luciana Berger, the Labour MP via social media.  A Scotland Yard spokesman: “Joshua Bonehill-Paine of HMP Wayland was charged on 13 June with racially ...

Poland / 21-06-2016

Polish ad man creates buzz with his pro-Jewish graffiti

Polish ad man creates buzz with his pro-Jewish graffiti

Antisemitic graffiti is so common in Poland that it hardly makes the news, except maybe when it’s on Holocaust sites or Jewish cemeteries. But huge philo-Semitic slogans painted in the national colors and confessing ...

Netherlands / 19-06-2016

Netherlands Government will examine financing of BDS organizations

The Dutch parliament passed today (Thursday) a resolution urging the government to re-examine the financing of the NGO's (nongovernmental organization) which support directly or indirectly the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) against ...

Israel / 16-06-2016

Israeli students fight BDS using Google

Israeli students fight BDS using Google

Four Israeli students have found a creative way to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) online. They created a “rogue” website that appears to support the boycott against Israel, but ...

Germany / 15-06-2016

German bank closes anti-Israel BDS account

German bank closes anti-Israel BDS account

Germany’s second-largest bank, Commerzbank, has reportedly closed an account affiliated with the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  The Jerusalem Post, citing a “highly reliable source,” reported that the bank notified the account holder ...

United States / 15-06-2016

Greenfield business reporting antisemitic harassment turns to community for help

Greenfield business reporting antisemitic harassment turns to community for help

Greenfield - Reports of antisemitic harassment directed toward employees of a Hope Street business prompted the town's Human Rights Commission to hold a public hearing Monday night.  Lew Metaxas, commission chairman, wrote in a statement that a ...

United States / 15-06-2016

Tucson man gets 10 years in state prison for chemical attack

Tucson man gets 10 years in state prison for chemical attack

A Tucson man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison after being found guilty of a chemical bomb attack.   Todd Russell Fries was sentenced Monday on two counts of attempted murder and ...

France / 14-06-2016

Alain Soral has sentenced to six months suspended imprisonment for "praise of war crimes and crimes against humanity"

Alain Soral has sentenced to six months suspended imprisonment for

Accustomed to courts, the antisemitic Alain Soral was sentenced today to six months suspended imprisonment for "praise of war crimes and crimes against humanity." In May 2005, he commented on Facebook on the ...

United States / 13-06-2016

American Anthropological Association rejects BDS resolution

American Anthropological Association rejects BDS resolution

The resolution was narrowly defeated by 2,423 votes against and 2,384 votes in favor. In a massive blow to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction movement, the American Anthropological Association voted to reject a resolution for the ...

Canada / 11-06-2016

Canada Post ordered to stop delivering controversial Your Ward News

Canada Post ordered to stop delivering controversial Your Ward News

The federal government has ordered Canada Post to stop delivering Your Ward News, a low-budget, free newspaper that has offended homeowners in Toronto's east end and beyond.    The newspaper, which is the brainchild ...

Italy / 10-06-2016

Italian Lawmakers Outlaw Holocaust Denial

Italy’s parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that would criminalize the spreading of Holocaust-denial propaganda as well as any statements that deny genocide or crimes against humanity. Those prosecuted could face two ...

United States / 10-06-2016

New York Times editor quits Twitter over antisemitic tweets

New York Times editor quits Twitter over antisemitic tweets

Inundated with antisemitic tweets and frustrated by Twitter's initial response, New York Times editor Jon Weisman is packing up and leaving the social media platform.  Weisman said Wednesday -- in a tweet -- ...

04-06-2016

Google pulls Chrome extension used to target Jewish people

Google pulls Chrome extension used to target Jewish people

Following a detailed investigation by Mic, Google has pulled a Chrome extension that was used by racists to identify and track Jewish people online. The plugin, called "Coincidence Detector," added a series of triple parentheses around ...

03-06-2016

Here’s How neo-Nazis Identify Jews on Twitter

Here’s How neo-Nazis Identify Jews on Twitter

A group of Twitter users are taking a stand against anti-Semites and white supremacists by embracing the neo-Nazi symbol being used to identify them on the social media platform.    The trend was initiated ...

03-06-2016

Lord Jonathan Sacks: 'Anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism'

Lord Jonathan Sacks: 'Anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism'

“Antisemitism is so socially unacceptable that it can only survive the way a virus survives, which is by mutating,” Britain’s former chief rabbi said on Wednesday.   In an interview on BBC Newsnight, Lord ...

Spain / 02-06-2016

Spanish court bans citywide Israel boycott

 The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in Spain was dealt a heavy blow this week as a Spanish Court ruled against a citywide boycott of Israel, declaring it null and void.   “For the ...

02-06-2016

Israel Boycott is failing when measured by main economic gauge

Israel Boycott is failing when measured by main economic gauge

While it may have had some high-profile victories, like the cancellation of visits by academics or entertainers, the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) has been a flop, Bloomberg declared in an interview with ...

France / 02-06-2016

PayPal closes French BDS movement account

PayPal closes French BDS movement account

Online payment company PayPal has blocked cash transfers to the French branch of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.  While the company would not discuss any specific action that may have targeted the BDS ...

Austria / 02-06-2016

Cardinal Schönborn: 'BDS isn't just false, it's stupid'

Cardinal Schönborn: 'BDS isn't just false, it's stupid'

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna who is considered second-in-line to Pope Francis, gave a special interview to Arutz Sheva at the sidelines of a convention of the Conference of European Rabbis ...

02-06-2016

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online ...

Poland / 02-06-2016

Polish teen detained in connection with Holocaust memorial vandalism

A 16-year-old escapee from a juvenile care center has been detained in Poland after a Holocaust memorial was vandalized.   The monument, in Rajgrod, featuring white stone monument with a Star of David was smashed last week ...

02-06-2016

Thirty one countries adopt working definition of antisemitism

Thirty one countries adopt working definition of antisemitism

The IHRA, which is made up of 31 member countries, and has a unique mandate to focus on education, research and remembrance of the Holocaust, agreed on the non-legally binding definition last month. ...